Holiday Donation Drive

Dogwood Elementary Holiday Gift Bags

Thank you to all families considering donating supplies for our annual drive to help the students of Dogwood Elementary, our Title I sister school based in Reston. Your generosity has a significant impact on these students—the poverty rate at Dogwood is approximately 80% (household incomes less than $20,000).


This year, we’re collecting books and school supplies for our sister school, Dogwood Elementary. It’s part of a giving project the students will be doing for their winter holiday party: crafting special gift bags which will contain one gift item (either a book or a school supply).


Please send items to school with your students—they can drop their donations in the collection bins located in all the school hallways. Bins will be available from December 6-15.


To simplify, we’re asking for categories of donations of NEW items by grade level:


Grades K-3: Multicultural books for ages K-4th grade. Recommended suggestions below

Grades 4-6: “Fun” school supplies such as

  • Crayons

  • Colored pencils

  • Markers

  • Dry Erase Markers (low odor, either chisel or fine-tip)


Questions? Contact the VP of Community Relations.